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ISO 45001

The forthcoming international health and safety management standard.

Standardise processes and procedures
Prevent ill health and injury
Control OSH risks
Improve performance
17 June 2016

ISO 45001 launch delayed
The recent ballot of the ISO/PC283 committee narrowly failed to reach the required threshold for progression of the DIS ISO 45001 to publication. A subsequent full committee meeting has determined that, following the conclusion of a review of all of the feedback comments received, a revised version (DIS ISO 45001 2) will be developed for approval. 

The revised draft standard is expected to be developed during a plenary meeting in October this year, with issue and consultation period commencing in February 2017. A ballot after the consultation period will determine whether a final draft stage is required, or whether it can go straight to publication. 

Updated timelines
June 2016 - standard disapproved
October 2016 - DIS ISO 45001 2 to be developed
February 2017 - consultation period + approval ballot
June 2017 -  ISO 45001 launch - if approved to go straight to publication
November 2017 - ISO 45001 launch - if a final draft stage is required

Dave Parr, Head of Audit and Technical Services at British Safety Council commented: "Although the delay in publication of the new standard is a little disappointing, it is essential that unilateral consensus on the content is reached. The opportunity to consider specific issues raised through the consultation process should allow the opportunity for an even more contemporary standard to be developed. The delay in publication should not deter organisations from preparing to transition to the new standard, as the general framework and much of the content from the current DIS version will remain."


Continue to follow our website for further updates on the ISO/DIS 45001 Standard. You can also find out more at one of our workshops. New workshop dates will be added throughout the year. Request a call back for more information.
 

20 May 2016

ISO/DIS 45001 Standard disapproved
The current DIS (draft international standard) 45001 standard for occupational health and safety management systems has been disapproved following a ballot of members of the development committee (PC283). This follows a period of consultation and comment from all national standard bodies (and other sources) which resulted in technical feedback being received on the DIS content.
 
Despite 71% of members voting in favour of issuing the standard, the requirement for less than 25% of the vote to be negative responses was exceeded and therefore the standard has been disapproved. There are some technical issues with the process which have been referred to ISO and a final outcome is now expected in two to three weeks’ time. If the outcome of the ballot is maintained then the publication of the new standard is likely to be delayed until early 2017.
 
Dave Parr, Head of Audit at British Safety Council and member of the HS1 committee which co-ordinates UK feedback to the ISO 45001 committee, said
 
“Although the outcome of the ballot is a little disappointing, it is essential that a workable consensus is reached among the member delegates as the standard will be applied globally. Personally, I think the DIS 45001 is a significant step forward in integrating health and safety management into the other business disciplines of an organisation and is an excellent piece of work. Health and safety should be a core value of any business and this standard certainly promotes this message. I do hope that the amendments can be agreed sooner rather than later and that consensus can be reached to enable the standard to be issued.”
 
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BS OHSAS 18001 is changing and will be replaced by a new standard so it meets international requirements and new business practices

The new standard ISO 45001, which sets requirements for occupational health and safety management systems, has reached committee draft stage and is due to be published in late 2016.

While there will be inevitable administrative changes, the new framework should prove to be a useful business management tool. This page will be updated with more information and guidance on what to expect.

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